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Outdoor Storytime: Bears! – 9/3/2021

Say Hello (ASL) Hello friends, Hello friends, It’s time to say hello.

Stretching: High—Sky; Low—Toes; Right; Left; Tree; Lean wind/etc.

Head, Shoulders, Knees & Toes

Book - The Little Mouse, The Red Ripe Strawberry, and The Big Hungry Bear by Don and Audry Wood

This is big big big This is big big big Hold (arms out to side)

This is small small small (cup hands together)

This is short short short (hold hands with palms facing each other)

This is tall tall tall (reach one hand above head)

This is fast fast fast (circle fists quickly)

This is slow slow slow (circle fists slowly)

This is yes yes yes (nod)

This is no no no (shake head)

Oral Story – We're Going on a Bear Hunt by Michael Rosen

For this one, I am doing a version of my story yoga--just no on the ground moves.

Song - Skidamarink

Book – A Splendid Friend, Indeed by Suzanne Bloom

High Five Friends One little friend has so much to do. Add another little friend and then we get two. Three little friends will get the job done. But four little friends are much more fun! Now with five little friends, what can we do? A high five for me and a high five for you! High five those around you

The Rolly Polly Bear Oh, the rolly polly bear ate the honey he had found Down came the bees and chased the bear around Up came the wind and blew the bees away And the rolly polly bear, shouted hip hooray!

Book – I Am Bear by Ben Bailey Smith and Sav Akyuz

Teddy Bear, Teddy Bear, Turn Around Teddy bear, teddy bear, turn around, Teddy bear, teddy bear, touch the ground, Teddy bear, teddy bear, reach up high, Teddy bear, teddy bear, touch the sky, Teddy bear, teddy bear, bend down low, Teddy bear, teddy bear, touch your toes, Teddy bear, teddy bear, go to bed, Teddy bear, teddy bear, rest your head, Teddy bear, teddy bear, turn out the lights, Teddy bear, teddy bear, say “good night”.

If Your Happy and You Know It

Say Goodbye (ASL) Goodbye friends, Goodbye friends, It’s time to say goodbye.

How'd it go:

This went really great. I ran out of time for Teddy Bear Turn Around but otherwise, this was a really nicely laid out storytime that the kids seemed to enjoy. And, it was a really beautiful day!

That's all for now!


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